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Arsenal lost 2-0 to Chelsea on Sunday, but now have almost two weeks to prepare for their next game against Hull City with the international break now upon us. Jack Wilshere is now away with England ahead of games against San Marino on Thursday and Estonia on Sunday, and says he's back to his best after a strong start to the season.
"I feel good. I’m always looking to improve, no matter what," he said. "For a player of my age I’ve missed a lot of football, so I’m just trying to play as much as I can, train as much as I can and I’ve always said that when I get fully fit you’ll see the best of me."
"I feel like I’m fully fit now and I think you’re seeing the best of me. I said at the start of the season that it was going to take some time to get back to my best. Ever since my first injury, it’s always taken a run of games – probably between five and ten games – to get back to my best."
Wilshere's form hasn't gone unnoticed by his team mates, with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny praising the 22-year-old, whilst also telling him to score more goals in order to become a top player for the Gunners.
"He has done well," Szczesny told Arsenal Player. "Obviously there is a lot of competition for his spot because you have Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey, plus Mikel [Arteta] and Mathieu [Flamini] playing that bit deeper. So it's hard for him but every time he has come in and got his chance he has done very well. He got a good goal against Man City - I'm not sure he meant that! - but I'm very happy with him.
"He can go past players in midfield, which is a very important quality. We are all about passing the ball and moving it quickly, but sometimes if you can get past players in midfield it gives us a massive advantage - and Jack is very comfortable doing that. That is one of his biggest qualities. If he can just add a few more goals to his game then he will be pretty much a complete player for us."
Meanwhile, Brazilian winger Wellington Silva is currently on loan in Spain with Almeria, but has had to deny match-fixing allegations involving a game when he was playing for Levante. The LFP are investigating claims that the 2011 game between Levante and Real Zaragoza was fixed, and Silva, who has still yet to play a part for Arsenal, has declared that nothing untoward happened.
"It was a normal game," he said. "It was what it had to be. I did not expect this, but it has happened to me."
On the transfer front, reported Gunners target Lorenzo Insigne looks set to stay with Napoli after Rafael Benitez's men allegedly opened contract negotiations with the Italian international, whilst Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has once again been linked with a move to North London despite the arrival of David Ospina in the summer.